Saturday, October 05, 2013

From Atlantic Yards Watch: All day and evening, trucks idle on pad adjacent to Barclays Center

According to a series of posts on Atlantic Yards Watch, amplified by video, five large trucks have been idling some 24 hours on the pad adjacent to the Barclays Center's Dean Street loading dock.

(Some are 18-wheeler tractor-trailers, as indicated on AYW, while others are just the tractor, which works out to 10 wheels.)

That's not supposed to happen, according to Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding the arena. 

After complaints were raised at 5/7/13 Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting, as reported, state official Arana Hankin (since departed) said that the pad could be used for parking, but “Idling is not allowed, not tolerated."

Hankin is now on a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, which stated, "Arana has worked to bridge the gap between disgruntled communities and private developers ensuring that local communities are given a voice and private developers deliver what was promised."

Not enough.

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